The Board Of Trustees

CEO of the Healing Multi-Academy Trust
NameMark Knapton
Governor ExperienceFifteen years teaching and leadership experience in schools in North and North East Lincolnshire. This includes six years in Healing School - A Science Academy, during which time the school was judged outstanding by Ofsted in all categories. An experienced Specialist Leader in Education (SLE), supporting primary and secondary schools. Nine years of service as a Governor in a primary and secondary school.
CareerBefore entering into teaching, I was a Commercial Insurance Broker for a local company in Grimsby.

Chair of Healing Multi-Academy Trust Board / Trustee / Member
NameGraham Walker
Governor ExperienceServed as a Governor / Director since July 2012, having undertaken various roles including Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Finance, Health & Safety Committee. Currently Chair of the HMAT Board.
CareerFinance Director for Eimskip UK Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Eimskipafelag Islands hf, an Icelandic shipping and logistics company. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 whilst working for KPMG in Sheffield.

NameDebbie Peers
Governor ExperienceGovernor / Director with over fifteen years' experience. Undertaken various roles including Vice Chair of full Governors, Chair of Personnel and Chair of Curriculum Committees. Current Chair of Personnel / Curriculum Committee. Served as a Governor / Director for over fifteen years, including roles as Vice Chair of LGB and Chair of Curriculum & Personnel Committee.
CareerSenior Manager for Department of Work and Pensions with over thirty two years' experience. Current position National Implementation Lead for Universal Credit.

NameJonathan Goolden
Governor ExperienceFormerly a governor of a maintained Church of England primary school and a governor of a selective academy (vice chair and chair of pupil discipline committee)
CareerSolicitor, Partner and Head of Public Law with Wilkin Chapman LLP for six years. Independent Person to North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council for five years. Formerly Clerk to Lincolnshire Police Authority.

NamePeter Kipling
Governor ExperienceA wide range of experience as a school governor in both the primary and secondary phases. Acted as chair of two interim executive boards and a conventional governing body. Until comparatively recently was a member of the governing body at Great Coates Primary School.
CareerSpent whole career in education.  Was head teacher of two large primary schools before joining the Humberside Advisory Service where specific brief was to lead on assessment of the National Curriculum. In 1996 joined North East Lincolnshire Council as a senior adviser and later became Head of School Improvement for the primary phase. Retired from this post in 2008 and since then has been a self-employed educational consultant. Was a qualified Ofsted inspector and has led a significant number of inspections. Has also acted as a school improvement partner, a role which both challenged and supported schools' leadership teams.

NameAnthony Beach
Governor ExperienceGovernor for sixteen years and Chair of Governors for eleven years. Served as a Governor for over sixteen years until Sept 2016, including the role of Chair of Governors for eleven years. Now serving as an independent member of Healing Multi-Academy Trust.
CareerThirty two years in the chemical industry. Retired as Director of Project Engineering for a large multi-national chemical company. Significant expertise in health and safety. Since retirement lead the launch of the Humber Industry Nature Conservation Association and established the programme Advisory Group for the National Industrial Symbiosis programme.

NameRobin Owen
Governor ExperienceHas served as a Governor of secondary schools in Liverpool, Shropshire and North East Lincolnshire. Set up, serviced and advised several Governor Committees at Healing Comprehensive School. 
CareerFollowing three years in research, spent the next forty three years as a teacher and manager in five secondary schools, including sixteen years as Deputy Head Teacher of Healing Comprehensive School. Following semi-retirement, spent eight years as part-time Associate Principal of Healing School - A Science Academy. Now retired and is serving as an independent Member of Healing Multi-Academy Trust.

Trustees' Meeting Attendance for 2016-17